Richard Petty openly reveals the painful place he found himself after the tragic death of his grandson Adam, and how a fan’s simple gesture brought him out of the darkness

Richard Petty is called “The King” for a reason. He was the first NASCAR driver to win seven Cup Series championships. He won record 200 races, including the Daytona 500, record seven times. Although the greatness he achieved on the racetrack cannot be denied, the sport also caused him considerable pain.

On a recent episode of The hunt! With John Rich at Fox Business, the 84-year-old racing legend talked about the many accidents and injuries he suffered, including how he twice broke his neck. He also talked about the immense grief he endured when his grandson Adam tragically died during a racing accident in practice in New Hampshire in 2000. And he revealed how it was a simple gesture from a single fan that brought him out of the darkness.

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